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Ahkeel Mestayer

Sunday, 2/5/23 – 7:30pm
GRUPO OKÁN TOYÉ

Ten musicians on the Bird & Beckett stage tonight!
Ten musicians to pay!
Sliding scale $10-40 cover charge requested.
No reservations. No comps.  Only 30 seats!
Doors open at 7:15. BYOB.

GRUPO OKÁN TOYÉ is an Afro Cuban folkloric troupe dedicated to learning, performing and preserving the musical traditions specifically from Matanzas, Cuba!

The group is co-directed and managed by Ahkeel Mestayer and Toribio Villamil, most recently the director of Grupo AfroCuba de Matanzas in Cuba.

Personnel:
Yaimel Villamil
Ahkeel Mestayer
Christelle Durandy
Julio Areas
Orlando Torriente
Toby Gaster
Emilio Davalos
Jacki Corona
Genesie Reinoso
Ceferino Vergara-Tucker

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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